Why choose us for travel advice and vaccines?
Our staff will take time to ensure that you are provided with the most detailed travel information possible to ensure you have a safe trip. This will include not only the administration of required vaccinations but also advice on insect-borne diseases (dengue, malaria and others), air travel safety, skin cancer prevention, food and water safety and personal safety tips while abroad.
In conjunction with the Travel Medicine Society of Ireland and our Health Professional specific software, we can ensure that our travel advice is relevant and tailored to your particular destination. We have access to Travel Alerts worldwide as soon as they are released so can give up-to-the-minute advice on health risks in your destinations. This may be different from the last time you visited that part of the world.
Commonly needed vaccines for travel to certain parts of Asia, Africa and America include hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus and diphtheria. Typical cost for consult, vaccines and malaria script for such a trip is €120 (€155 if polio required) and pharmacy cost for malaria tablets. Add €35 to include Yellow Fever. Hepatitis B vaccines are advised for travellers staying away for a month or more in some areas. Rabies vaccines may be required if you will be staying or trekking in remote or jungle areas in some countries, or working with animals. Rabies and hepatitis B vaccines require a course of 3 injections at intervals. Other vaccines are required for specific countries. This should all be discussed with our staff.
When to book
Galway Bay Medical Centre is a designated yellow fever centre, therefore we can provide this certification to persons who need this vaccine and receive it from our doctors. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is obligatory if this disease is endemic in the country you are travelling to. However, there are also restrictions in adjacent countries, where you may have less risk of contracting the disease, but may be refused entry without a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. You should bring a detailed itinerary for your travels when coming for travel health consultation.
Irish Consulate – Country Specific Information:
Travel Vaccine Price List